Winter Weather Schedule Changes

February 16, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket

Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets;  markets may close early, or farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

If there are changes to the market schedule due to inclement weather, this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes. 

Sunday, February 18th: 
As of now, Sunday Greenmarkets are open. Check here for updates before leaving for market on Sunday morning. 
Last updated Saturday, February 17th at 1PM

Get real-time, up-to-date information here: 
Union Square Daily List of Producers in Attendance and the Union Square Greenmarket App

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Queens Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Brooklyn Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Staten Island Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Farmer and Producer List and Social Media Links

 

GrowNYC's 2017 Annual Report

February 15, 2018

We're proud to announce that our 2017 Annual Report is here

Highlights from 2017 include:

  • We renovated more than 30 community gardens throughout the year, and built our 100th new garden!
  • We launched Compost on the Go, 18 new food scrap collection sites conveniently located near mass transit in uptown Manhattan and the Bronx.
  • We gave mini-grants of $500-2,000 to 78 schools to build or expand their school gardens, and hosted 12 giveaways of seeds, plants, and tools.
  • FARMroots' Beginning Farmer Program helped start six new farm businesses, and graduated 21 participants from its Farm Beginnings training course.
  • Recycling Champions engaged in waste reduction education and outreach at 97 schools, engaging 50,000 students and faculty at more than 2,000 events.

And there's so much more! Read the report to see all we've done in the past year, and make sure to share with friends!

Greenmarket Home Bakers Meet-up

February 6, 2018

Home Bakers Meet-up
Monday, February 26th 
Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th Street (Manhattan)
Tickets $20

Break bread with Greenmarket Regional Grains Project and your fellow home bakers! Bakers of all experience levels are welcome to swap samples with fellow grain geeks and share secrets on how to get a really crusty crust. Some of New York City's best professional bakers, including Austin Hall of She Wolf Bakery, Sharon Burns-Leader of Bread Alone Bakery, and Peter Endriss of Runner & Stone will also be on hand to talk tips and techniques.

Bring a loaf of your favorite home baked bread, made with locally-grown grains and flours, and copies of your recipe and/or starter to trade with others. 

Tickets include event entry and one drink.

Purchase grains and flours from the Greenmarket Grainstand at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and other locations listed here.

THANK YOU to our sponsors Meyers USAToast AleMockmill, and Maine Grains.

All proceeds benefit the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project. 

Greenmarket Winter Warrior 'Fly Somewhere Warm' Contest

February 1, 2018



You know who you are Winter Warriors -- it's 20 degrees outside and you're piling on the layers, getting Fido into his doggie-sweater, and grabbing the frozen compost -- all in preparation for your farmers market trip. We want to reward you for your Greenmarket love and loyalty with a chance to win two travel certificates, good for the base fare of two roundtrip JetBlue flights (excluding taxes/fees)!

Sweepstakes Rules: 

  • Visit any one of the 24 Year-Round Greenmarket Farmers Markets during open market hours between February 15 – 28, 2018
     
  • Take a photo and post it to your Instagram account with the hashtag #GMKTWinterWarrior and #contest. Limit one entry per Instagram account per day.
     
  • Photos can be selfies, or they can be shots of vegetables, farmers (with their permission), any kind of wintry Greenmarket cheer. As long as the photo is taken inside any one of the 24 Year-Round Greenmarket Farmers Markets during open market hours and posted to Instagram with the hashtag #GMTKWinterWarrior, it is a chance to win!  
     
  • On March 1st  2018, GrowNYC will pick one lucky winner to receive two travel certificates, good for the base fare of two roundtrip JetBlue flights (excluding taxes/fees)! These vouchers must be used by June 15, 2018. It’s a fast turnaround, but there’s enough time to get somewhere warm.
     
  • GrowNYC and Greenmarket staff, volunteers, farm staff, or farmers, or family members are not eligible to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the U.S., DC & PR, 18 years and older. Contest ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 2/28/18. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.

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